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SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services
  • Rachel Radom, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Melanie Feltner-Reichert, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • kynita stringer-stanback, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

This SPEC Kit explores how research institutions are currently organizing staff to support scholarly communication services, and whether their organizational structures have changed since 2007, when member libraries were surveyed about their scholarly communication education initiatives. It covers who leads scholarly communication efforts inside and outside the library, the scholarly communication related services that are offered to researchers, and which staff support those services. It also looks at how the library measures the success of its scholarly communication services, including demonstrable outcomes of these services.

It includes position descriptions for library leaders of scholarly communication efforts, charges for SC committees, organization charts, descriptions of SC services, assessment tools, open access policies, and SC resolutions.

Publication Date
November, 2012
Lee Anne George
Association of Research Libraries
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Citation Information
Rachel Radom, Melanie Feltner-Reichert and kynita stringer-stanback. SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services. Washington, DC(2012)
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